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Most Women Will Need Breast Revision at Least Once
As previously noted in other areas of this website and blogs, there are several reasons that a woman may have breast revision surgery. It may be to change the size or type of breast implant or to correct any complications from the original breast augmentation surgery. The complications include; capsular contracture, deflation or rupture of an implant, bottoming out, rippling, double bubble and implant malposition.
Miguel Delgado, M.D. always emphasizes to his breast augmentation patients that they must be aware that they will most likely need to have breast revision surgery at least once in their life and possibly more. Even though implants are made to last a lifetime, situations can occur that will necessitate revision surgery.
ASAPS Publishes Statistics for Breast Revision
The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) recently published their statistics for the calendar year of 2014. The number of breast augmentation surgeries was 286,694. The number of breast revision surgeries was 71,916.
Miguel Delgado, M.D. wants to remind all breast augmentation patients to save all information from their original surgery for possible future revisions. Your original surgeon may have retired, and no longer has your medical records when you may be in need of a revision. Be sure to obtain your registration card that gives the information on what size, type, serial numbers and the manufacturer of your implants. You might also ask for a copy of your operative report and file all of this important information away in a safe place.
Warranty May Cover Some of Breast Revision Costs
Remember, the manufacturers of breast implants have a lifetime warranty where they will replace your implants at no charge should they rupture or deflate. Additionally, most companies include a ten year warranty that will aid in financial reimbursement toward your surgical expenses.
Breast Revision Specialist
Miguel Delgado, M.D. has been a breast revision surgery specialist since 1988. If you are having any issues with your breast implants, call today (415 898-4161) or email ([email protected]) for a personal consultation.